Tennessee has it all: a bustling music scene in its lively cities of Memphis and Nashville, tourist attractions such as Graceland and stunning natural paradises that provide something for everyone. Whether you are a country music lover in search of a little live music and bourbon or country line-dancing, Memphis and Nashville await you with open arms. Or, hop behind the wheel of a pick-up truck and hit the road; there are plenty of national parks and mountains for you to explore! Check out the gorgeous caves and Smoky Mountain Range for a few days, and enjoy the break from your busy life.
Lets explore the best things to do in Tennessee:
1. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that spans the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains and part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the most visited national park in the United States! The famous Appalachian Trail passes through the park, which was dedicated by President Franklin D Roosevelt in 1940 and was one of the first federally funded parks in the nation.
Why not put this on your to-do list when you’re in Tennessee? The main entrance is at Gatlinburg, a charming mountain town. After wandering the main street, grab your hiking boots and explore the many trails, like Alum Cave Trail, to experience the wildlife, geology and history of the park. Don’t miss Cades Cove, a valley of preserved historic buildings from bygone eras – bring your camera and let nature impress you. And, the best part is: there is no entry fee!